Aug. 30, 2012 (#1162)
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt Aug. 30, 2012:
I'll be Damned, the Future's All Planned:
"Jacques Attali et al. Promote the Vision
Of Their Utopia Beyond Nuclear Fission,
Where Corporations Run the Planet,
On Lookout for Profit Like Hungry Gannets,
Ensuring all Peoples Conform to New Norms,
For Maximizing Profit Everyone Conforms,
To Self-Surveillance of Health, Consumption,
Obeying the Rules so There's No Disruption,
Propaganda of Scarcity Mandated in Schools
Complying with High Prices, Trained as Fools,
Constant Self-Monitoring to Avoid Penal Strife,
Or Insurance Will Skyrocket for Rest of Life,
The Sad Thing is, It can All Be Done,
Gadgets Prompt and Lead You -Go on, Have Fun"
© Alan Watt Aug. 30, 2012
Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Aug. 30, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)
Hi folks. I am Alan Watt and this is Cutting Through The Matrix on August 30, 2012. For newcomers, I always suggest you make good use of the website cuttingthroughthematrix.com and hopefully youíll start to understand the big system youíre born into and how itís managed. Everything is managed on a micro level in fact, and thatís culture, everything, industry, even the crashes are managed way in advance and planned. Because they have purposes to fulfill, you see, and youíre going through the purposes today. Even in the European Union theyíre using the crashes there to amalgamate even further every country into losing even more of its sovereignty. Thatís all part of the big plan. Thatís how it works. Of course itís presented to the public as just another crisis and, my God what can we do? Give up and put it into the hands of experts, who come forward and tell you, weíve got to go global. Itís a very simple technique.
Now, help yourself as I say to the website, thereís over a thousand audios there for download for free. Remember too, all the sites listed on the .com site have transcripts as well in English for print up but you can also go into alanwattsentientsentinel.eu and get transcripts for print up in other languages. Remember too, you are the audience that bring me to you. You can help me keep going by buying the books and discs at cuttingthroughthematrix.com and you can also donate. [Order and donation options listed above.] And donations, as I say, are really, really welcome in these so-called austere times, part of the planned system as well that weíre going through.
What I do is tie the big organizations that have run the world for a long time; theyíve changed their names over centuries in fact but they certainly run the worldís money supply and everything from there controls everything else; if you control the money supply of the world and you lend to nations, a few people lend to nations, then literally everything else is secondary. Politics must bow down to you as they come cap-in-hand every year to borrow more cash. You can also help make policy that way as well, and direct the policy of nations, including wars too.
And itís true enough, the big boys at the top have tried out different experiments, they call them, in history. The US revolution, the American Revolution was an experiment; they called it Ďthe great experiment.í Then they tried the Soviet system, which was its antithesis; that was also called Ďthe second great experimentí. And because the bankers you see want a future where they have a controlled society, even controlled consumers like yourselves Ė you are actually controlled, whether you like it or not. They plan it this way. So when you look at left and right policies itís no surprise that they merged together because they want a standardized controlled society with themselves, as always, at the top because theyíve managed the money of the system of the world for many centuries. Itís not surprising at all. They are the best economists because they run money systems. These are the guys who plan wars and even decide how much the loser is going to pay and how they will pay it off as well, and have international agreements to do with all of that as well.
So we live through a really, very different world in reality from the one that actually runs it, believe you me. Itís vastly, vastly different and weíll touch upon that tonight because I looked through the news today and the news is so rubbishy, itís nonsense. Itís nonsense news weíre given. I mean, this is dished out by the same boys. Remember, the Royal Institute of International Affairs/CFR, these guys run the media of the world, and they dish it out by the bucket load so we can say ooh, aah and then they give you some trivia to say, oh my, look at that, wow... the bearded lady. Back with more after this break.
Hi folks, Iím back Cutting Through The Matrix. As I mentioned already, the news, really, is handed out by the bucket load for us all to goggle at or google at. And really itís not meant to make much sense to you. Itís meant to get reactions to you, emotional reactions, and also to advertise because youíre always the consumer in a media age basically, electronic especially.
Marshall McLuhan talked a lot about this too because he said that the very type of science thatís used, the electronic media, would shape everything else around it. It would draw it in like a black hole and you would find that youíd adapt to it and become it in a sense. So everything goes that way. Itís kind of like when you get revolutionary music starting out, to complain about things. When it becomes mainstream it doesnít have the punch anymore; itís used in ads and everything else. We saw that with punk rock and rap music and so on. It starts off with a lot of complaining and yelling and eventually becomes mainstream. All things become mainstream because everything adapts eventually into a monetary system for profit.
Iíve gone through before some of the history of money and commerce, especially, and those thatíve managed money and commerce for centuries, whoíve always looked towards the future for their own survival, which is paramount to their whole philosophy. So naturally they try and always predict the future, but better than predicting the future itís best to control the future, and they came to that conclusion a long time ago. A long time ago. They also noticed too, because they studied humanity and saw that we do adapt into science. Iíve read the book before, The Impact of Science on Society by Bertrand Russell for an example, thatís one of many books that go through this, on the sociological impact of how science itself will change you, the way you see the world, how you interact with the world, and what you think about, and what kind of things you like, dislike. Itís all given through science as you adapt into it.
Then you go into, again, back to the money boys whoíve been at this for a long time and all of the associations and organizations they set up; really in the late 1800s they became more public, and then into the 1900s even more and more public as they set up schools, special schools or universities for themselves to recruit their own kind that would see things in a much more complex way than had been taught before, to do with social dynamics, etc, like the Frankfurt school. And how they could actually, by studying all of society and the culture industry and things like that, how they could use all the techniques themselves to create the culture that they wanted. And it didnít fade away, by the way, the Frankfurt school didnít fade away. They simply morph into something new, especially when they start to get criticism when people, a few people generally to start with, catch on to what theyíre really all about. So they morph into something else, always with a nice-sounding term by the way, to throw you off what theyíre really up to. But they also groom people, often from childhood by the way. They groom future leaders. We see that with Common Purpose, an organization in Britain who deliberately choose schoolchildren and theyíll groom the certain ones that have the right abilities for the purpose, for an even deeper integrated Europe, a controlled society. These ones are let loose in the future and eventually youíll be voting for them, when youíre presented with them, and you wonít know about their past or anything else.
But not only them, people like Jacques Attali, for instance, Iíve mentioned him before as well, is a big player. I mean, he was given top positions in the French government at the age of 27 for instance. Obviously heíd been well, well groomed and trained for his particular role. He has things in common with the Frankfurt school, a lot in common in fact, and youíll generally find it that way. He also has a lot in common with the old mercantile class because he always brings the system of the past into the future that he predicts. He predicts it because heís part of a global system and they sit in at the biggest think tanks in the world and help steer the world into the direction they want it to go. But when he puts out writings itís a good idea to study them because youíll get a lot of interesting information coming out of them. Some of it is futuristic and itís not far-fetched at all. Some of itís already here in its early phases. But he talks about them with enthusiasm because after all, as I say, heís been groomed from childhood for this particular position. And heís got a big say at the United Nations and in the affairs of France itself.
This is an article, as an example, that he turns out.
Human, more than human
blogs.lexpress.fr / 12 June 2011 / by JACQUES ATTALI
For a very long time, we have known that the day would come when genomics would keep its promises. This required that computer technology advances were able to release the computing power needed to reduce drastically the cost of the genome sequencing (plants, animals and humans); and lessons be learned from the first cloning experiments of a living being and the introduction of genes from one species to another. This day has arrived. And the most insane exploits, the dreams and the nightmares, are now achievable.
Thus, a team of researchers from Argentina, who had already managed to clone a cow capable of producing insulin, has introduced simultaneously two human genes in the genome of a mammal: a cow received two human genes controlling production of maternal milk in women; they will allow this cowís milk to contain lactoferrin and lysozyme, two proteins very abundant in human milk and almost absent in cows, improving the assimilation of iron, the production of red blood cells, the development of teeth and some intestinal cells in children who will consume them. More importantly, the calves from this cow will have one chance in three to have the same modified genes.
A priori, this means to make great progress: who can criticize a technique that will improve childrenís health by improving the quality of milk they consume? (Alan: Because they always use this, itís Ďfor the betterment,í and Ďfor health,í and all that. Thatís the technique thatís always used.) Yet, many questions arise: will the milk of such cows be considered safe? Is a cow thus cloned and genetically modified still a cow, or is she the beginning of a new species? Does she have a human dimension? Finally, would consuming her meat be cannibal?
These questions are all the more important that this innovation, apparently minor, part of a set of much larger mutations, which allow already, and will allow even more tomorrow, the insertion of human genes into animals and in working on stem cells, to make animal organs compatible with humans, in order to have them transplanted. Further still, we will create new species, chimeras, capable of operating in difficult environments, radioactive for example, or replace men in battle. And even supreme transgression, to equip animals with a brain similar to the human brain. A little later, the meeting of computing science, genomics, nanotechnology and neurosciences will allow man to create other species, ultra-human, super-human. (A: Heís all for this, you see, because heís been trained his whole life for it. This is a very old, old goal, you know, amongst a certain clique.)
Let us not hope to put a stop to it. Unless some unlikely world police makes a shrine of the genome (A: ...as it is already...), a place will always be found to conduct these experiments, inexpensive, justifying them by the promise of curing rare diseases or extending human life expectancy. And even if the West resists it, emerging countries, from Argentina to China, via Brazil and tomorrow Nigeria and Indonesia, will welcome desperate researchers. After getting rid of God, man will have gotten rid of himself.
As I say, thatís a very old, old goal actually, for those who play God and who actually believe, if you really understand what God means, they believe that they are gods. And Jacques Attali is one of these characters, one of the few actually that come out into the public realm and take public positions, high positions, one of the few who actually do this. But he does give you the future and heís written lots and lots of books about the future, your future, and how youíll even react as you go through the changes. How does he know this? Well you see, he gets access to thousands of think tanksí information and studies on all of us. He also has access to archives that people canít get into, of the histories of humans in the past, real archives, big archives, and also real archives of real history, not the rubbish that they churn out for us to follow.
You understand that reality is always bent for us to accept according to the system weíre presently in or where they want to take you, by those who already own the world via money, cash, commerce, and everything else. Thereís no such thing as giving an honest reality to the general public. It doesnít exist, never will exist actually. But heís all for these chimeras and all kinds of not just transhumanism but chimeras of animals and humans all mixed together for special purposes. An old idea, it goes back to Plato who talked about it in The Republic, breeding people for specific purposes and tasks. And science has been into this kind of goal for a long time.
Science doesnít go willy-nilly across the board and ďOh letís see what this will do, letís see what that will do.Ē You only do as a scientist what your grant giver tells you to do, because the boys at the top, in the big foundations, especially, Ė that are fronts for the international bankers by the way Ė they are the ones who dish out the big grants and tell them what they want. They donít say, here take all this cash and see what you come up with in any field at all. They tell them, we want to know about this field, weíll put all this cash into it, now itís your job to find out how all this works and what we can do with it. So science is guided; thatís the whole point of science. Itís guided into a system. And number one is always military because those who own the commercial systems of the world also own the militaries and they always have used militaries and needed militaries for their type of domination, right up to the present time, and into the future by the way, because Attali does go on into the future as to where itís all supposed to go.
And you will react to it all, some of you are already reacting because youíre awake to something being strange and odd about the rapidity of change and the direction of change and how all media seems to be on board with the same changes at the same time, even sometimes pushing the fun aspect of it all.† And even the most awful things youíll read in some rotten newspapers, you know the tabloid types, are presented in a funny way, you see; itís all in a trivia way and ha-ha. Thatís a standard technique as well to throw you off balance. The average person is thrown off balance when theyíre reading something serious and itís put in a trivial kind of ha-ha way. But the idea sticks in your head for predictive programming. Back with more after this break.
Hi folks, Iím Alan Watt and weíre Cutting Through The Matrix, talking about the system that people take for granted because itís simply here, all around us, itís all pervasive and you think itís all quite natural. It never dawns on you that what Iím talking about here, about the future, is really done by the same guys who gave you the present and everything that you take for granted in the present including the cultural changes that most have adapted to Ė to suit themselves, you understand, at the top. Because he actually mentions in some of his books that there are world masters, by the way, for those who donít know that.
Heís also written quite a few books, 50 actually altogether. This article here is from A Brief History of the Future. As I say, he sits on all the top think tanks, the ones who plan the future and the wars and the crashes. He even has on his own website what Iíve said for years, that all this crashing of the European Union countries will give more power to the European Central Bank, the private bank that was put in to take care of it all. Of course he said too that the crisis will make them amalgamate more and more and give up sovereignty, which he thinks is also wonderful. Anyway in the book, A Brief History of the Future, he talks about the object as substitute for the state.
The Object as Substitute for the State:
From Hypersurveillance to Self-surveillance [Page 170]
(A: Now itís also called self-policing, by the way, for those whoíve also read a lot of books on sociology.)
The markets will progressively find new sources of profitability and activities that are today exercised by the public services: education, health, environment and sovereignty. Private enterprises will seek first to commercialize these services, then replace them with mass-produced consumer objects, dovetailing perfectly with the dynamic of technical progress at work since the beginning of the Mercantile order.
First they will seek (and find) new means of accumulating more and more energy and information in increasingly reduced spaces.... (A: Then he goes on to all the wonders that will come, to do with privatizing water and everything else and so on. Things that are already happening across the world, so thereís no big deal in what heís disclosing there.)
These technologies will radically transform the way in which current objects are produced. They will allow the consumption of much less energy per unit produced, better management of drinking water, urban waste, and polluting emissions. Theyíll improve the characteristics of food products, clothing, housing, vehicles, (A: Heís like a salesman too for it, because remember too, he comes from the Mercantile order, from a very old family.) household equipment, and nomadic objects.
Other nomadic objects Ė such as lenses, glasses and prosthesis of different kinds Ė will miniaturize the means of information, entertainment, communication and transport, leading to a massive rise in nomadic ubiquity. The single nomadic object will be integrated one way or another into the body. It will serve as a sensor and a controller. (A: ...and a CONTROLLER, right...) Adapted plastic materials, reusable and recyclable, will allow the transformation of clothing into linked nomadic objects. (A: Thatís already happening with the micro sensors and so on.) Other plastic materials will become throwaway screens, allowing for the creation of wall pictures in public places . . . (A: ...and so on and so on.)
This will turn our way of lighting, building, reading and living on its head. Personalized robots will help the sick and then the healthy in their daily lives. (A: Itís interesting because again heís pushing all the positive things that they always push when thereís really a nasty thing hiding behind it. Because he goes in later on in the book to talk about the fact that insurance companies will end up running the world, and they will alter your behavior and the way that you look at health and how you consume food and everything else, and even penalize you as well if you donít go along with THEIR standardization. Because corporations always standardize everything, you see, including you.† So he says self-steering cars and all the rest of it, are coming in.)
Around 2040 the essential (A: ...the ESSENTIALÖ) will begin. (A: This is the essential.) It will cut massively into the cost of organizing market democracies, reestablishing the profitability of industry, gradually reducing the role of states to zero, (A: ...thatís countries.) and destroying little by little the polycentric order. Acting as the engines of growth, new objects will take over from automobiles, washing machines, nomadic objects: these will be surveillance objects replacing many traditionally state run functions. I shall call them The Watchers. (A: Interesting. Theyíve got Masters of the world and youíve also got The Watchers, like the old biblical watchers.)
Services such as education, health and sovereignty will thus be slowly replaced Ė (A: Thatís the whole intention of all this, you see.) as was the case with transport, domestic services and communication Ė by mass-produced machines. This will once again open up new markets for businesses and raise the profitability of the economy. Since this will mean manipulation of services essential to social order Ė indeed the foundation stones of states and peoples Ė it will radically modify relations with the individual or collective imagination, with identity, life, sovereignty, knowledge, power, nation, culture and geopolitics. (A: Thatís pretty well everything in there.)
And now we stand before the next most sweeping revolution awaiting us in the next half-century.
These Watchers will not spring forth ready-made from the imagination of crazed researchers or technicians touched by the hand of God. They will be responding to the financial imperatives of the Mercantile order (A: Heís always on about the Mercantile order.), always on the lookout for new ways to reduce the time needed to produce existing objects, to raise network capabilities, reduce collective expenses, enhance the use of time and transform desires and needs into commercial wealth. (A: Remember Bernays, again, a member of the same organization actually, talked about how they transform your desires, unconscious desires, and they sell you the products, the substitutes for them. This guy has had his ground training in the same organization, you see. Back with more after this break.)
Hi folks, Iím Alan Watt, weíre back Cutting Through The Matrix, talking about Jacques Attali and the futurists and so on, and the how the world is already planned to take place. A trick Iíve noticed over reading a lot of books over a long period of time, is theyíll give you these things like far off in the future, because it puts you off and you can think ĎI can relax right now, itís not going to happen till 2050.í But in reality itís already starting, you see, and will be here, completely, long before 2050. Thatís a little trick that they use.† He says...
This process (A: ...they call it the process, the REAL process...) will go through stages which I shall call hyper surveillance and self surveillance.
When the law of the market starts to prevail over that of democracies, public services (education, health, security and then justice and sovereignty) will begin to face competition from private enterprise. (A: Well thatís already happening, you see, as they sell off whole sections of government, what government used to take care of, to private interests.† Theyíll ďbegin to face competition from private enterprise,Ē governments will.) States will be (A: ...thatís nations...) expected to treat chains of foreign hospitals as public hospitals and affiliates of foreign, private universities as national universities.
Private security police and information will compete with national police forces in surveillance of movement and data (A: Thatís already happening as they bring more and more privatized ones into the surveillance movement on behalf of government.† And he says...), on behalf of insurance and commercial companies. (A: Thatís whoís really behind it.) These will want to know everything about their employees, clients, suppliers, competitors and risks; they will also want to protect their assets, material, financial and intellectual, against a range of threats. This transfer to the private sector will gradually reduce public spending and help save on scarce resources. (A: Well, theyíre always on about scarce resources, even though so much of what youíre using today is recycled over and over, from metal to plastic. But itís good for profit isnít it? Oh, theyíre scarce.) As weíve already seen, it will become part and parcel of the host of services making it possible to track objects and people. Nomadic ubiquity opens itself (A: Now thatís also the same as the smart cities, you know, and everything is interfaced with everything else, all the objects.) to hyper surveillance when whoever is connected leaves traces of his passage.
Private services will then manage social rights (A: ...social rightsÖ managed by private servicesÖ) and the administrative services. We will be in a position (A: Now heís back to ďweĒ again, you see.) to receive an administrative document or an allotment by paying more; this is already the case with Great Britain. In many places the state is henceforth relieved of the burden of countless decisions, entrusted to high independent authorities that would relieve the state of all responsibility. (A: You understand, thatís taking away all power and all sovereignty as it goes on, you understand that, to private corporations. By the way, just to touch on it too, he also goes into the fact that insurance companies will run your whole way of life, by the way. And also that, if you think youíre getting a deal in the States when they bring in privatized... well not... itís supposed to be... health care for all, itís under a particular insurance company that will start to dictate to you how to live because they want big profit. Itís a for-profit organization.)
To put it in different terms: in exchange for a tax cut that will above all benefit the wealthiest (and penalize the poorest), we shall henceforth have to pay for public services. And since these competing private enterprises will have to spend considerable sums to attract clients Ė which a public service doesnít have to do Ė the serviceís final cost for the client will rise accordingly. (A: Itís interesting, right now, Britainís National Health Service is now cutting back on everything, even cataracts for the elderly and so on, because you see, they see you as kind of valueless. You canít pay massive taxes as when you were working, and they do pay massive taxes in Britain, and so youíre just a consumer now. So youíre at the bottom of the heap for healthcare, and itís just too bad, so sad, and thatís it. And heís agreeing with all of this here of course.)
Users (private individuals or businesses) will become consumers.... (A: Now you are already a consumer. You donít realize youíre a consumer in a whole facet of ways, massive facet of ways, and media, getting back to media itself, has built into it consumerism. It runs on consumerism. They donít give you all the trivia and the rubbish and so on to entertain you or get you to go ooh and aah, they do it to sell advertising. And any business that starts off to oppose it in fact, to oppose whatís happening, ends up in the same boat. Theyíre going after profit; they need bigger profit and bigger profit until they become the very thing that they were fighting in the first place. Just like as I say, the music itself when itís revolutionary ends up becoming used by the mass markets, then that revolutionís over. You get absorbed into it. That can even happen with everything that youíre fighting, even patriotism. I mean, you end up being the very thing that you think youíre fighting, and youíll use more international techniques and technology and everything else to be profitable. And it says here, so you become consumers obliged to pay directly for their services...)
These insurance companies will demand not only that their clients pay their premiums (to insure themselves against sickness, joblessness, death, theft, fire, insecurity) but it will also verify that their clients conform to norms (A: You see, Iíve always talked about new normals; youíre given new normals all the time by those at the top. Itís not your choice. You think it is, but youíre given, really, new normals to choose from, this or that, and that is bad. Itís Pavlovian, take this, which is right, and this is bad. Youíre trained all the time.) to minimize the risks that they will be called on to cover. (A: So insurance companies are there for big profit, right.) They will gradually come to dictate planetary normals. (What to eat? (A: ...for instance) What to know? (A: You ever thought about that, what youíre supposed to know? Have you? Itís interesting, when you go and meet people who work for government, bureaucrats and so on, and all they do is they stand at their little wine parties, and they like standing apparently, and they chitchat about books, the latest books that are the best books to buy and this monthís pick of the book club and so on. And thatís what they do, So-and-so said this, what do you think? Theyíre always quoting other people but they have nothing to say for themselves. But they think they know it all because they can quote these other people saying things that they themselves should have come to the conclusions in the first place by themselves.) or How to drive? How to protect oneself? How to consume? How to produce?
They will penalize smokers (A: Thatís already happening.), drinkers, the obese (A: Thatís a big push. Even the United Nationsí World Health Organization has got a big campaign against the obese and theyíve even gone so far as to allow articles to come out calling them fatsos and all the rest of it in the newspapers, just to shame them into slimming.† And also...), the unemployable, the inadequately protected, the aggressive, the careless, the clumsy, the absent-minded, and the spendthrift. (A: In other words, everything that you do is going to be monitored and youíre going to get prompted, and then TOLD what to do if you donít accept the prompt, you see. By the way, the computers systems now today are prompting you all the time on what you should be looking at, and hereís what others are looking at, you see. Because you see, you donít think as an individual. Well if theyíre all looking at it, it must be good. Thatís the biggest con in the world, but most folk go along with it. Whether itís fashion, dress or whatever else, Ďeverybody else is doing it, I must do it too. if they ask me a question about it and I donít know, Iíll be the odd one out.í You understand how you are understood perfectly, perfectly well? By the big boys at the top.)
Ignorance, exposure to risk, wasting and vulnerability will be considered diseases. (A: Do you understand that? IgnoranceÖ You see, you have to be politically correct in everything and you canít say ĎI was ignorant of that.í Exposure to risks, wasting and vulnerability will be considered diseases... Remember what I mentioned before, the eugenics boys, and he definitely is part of it too, also said that people had poverty genes, you know; that will be coming more and more into the news, as they say, We think weíve found the poverty gene. Theyíve already come out with lots of things now that they THINK are genes for this and that and the other. They think... Thatís a good reason to abort you, we think it may... itís possible... [Alan chuckles.] AnywayÖ) Other businesses will also have to comply with normals in order to avoid industrial disasters, work accidents or external aggression, and even the wastage of real resources. In a certain way, all businesses will thus be forced to take account of the general interest in making their decisions. Some will even make their ďcitizenshipĒ a dimension of their image and their competence.
The rise of risks linked to aging, and to urban growth, to disasters triggered by ecological disturbances, and to terrorist attacks (A: Because weíre going to have terrorism from now on forever, you understand. Get used to it, itís to be forever. Itís the greatest technique for pushing all of this through quickly, in surveillance and everything else, and self-monitoring as well.) will gradually raise the share of these insurance premiums and the national revenue, at the same time as the share of obligatory tax and social security contributions will go down.
Businesses will have at once to respond to the norms imposed on them by the insurance companies and in their turn require their collaborators Ė a part of whose risk contribution they will pay Ė to comply with other normals. This compliance will imply monitoring oneís health, knowledge, vigilance and property. Being thrifty with rare resources, keeping an eye on oneís health, training, and protecting oneself (and more generally staying in shape) (A: ...you know, exercising, exercising...) will become socially necessary behaviors. (A: See, itís nothing to do with your health, that the big boys are worrying about you. Itís to do with the big boys who profit off you, and theyíll make sure they get a bigger profit by keeping you all in shape.)
For the insurance companies to pay off economically, everyone Ė private individual or business Ė must therefore agree that a third-party verifying his conformity with the norms. For this everyone must agree to be monitored. (A: For the hard of thinking...) For this everyone must agree to be monitored. The era of big brother, earlier proclaimed but only partially implemented, will become the norm.
ďSurveillanceĒ: Masterword for the times ahead.
First of all, a kind of hyper surveillance will see the light of day. Technology will make it possible to know everything about the origins of products and movements of men Ė which will much later imply essential military applications. Sensors and miniature cameras installed in all public (and eventually private) places, in offices and in recreational areas, and finally on the nomadic objects themselves, will monitor all comings and goings (the phone already allows us to communicate and be tracked). (A: ...for instance.) Biometric techniques Ė fingerprints, iris, shape of hands and face Ė will allow for surveillance of travelers, workers and consumers. (A: So you canít do anything without surveillance and going through security checks, thatís what heís telling you. You can do nothing without it.) Countless analytical devices will make it possible to monitor the health of the body, a mind, (A: ...a MIND, right...) or a product.
(A: Getting back to the insurance companies, they want to know all about you. What do you think Facebook and all these other social systems are for? To get all the information about YOU. Itís all about that, nothing else. And you thought it was all because they were interested or curious? No, no. First of all youíve got to be predictable in a totalitarian system, but more predictable for those who own you, the big, big boys at the top, money, insurance companies and all the rest of it. You understand, thatís where it all is going to come to. Mandatory insurance for everything.)
The unique nomadic object will be permanently traceable. All the data it contains, including images of everyoneís daily life, will be stored and sold to specialist businesses and to public and private police. Individual data on health and competence will be updated by private databases that allow for predictive tests in view of preventative treatment. Prisons Ė already a heavy financial burden to most nation-states Ė will be gradually replaced by long-distance surveillance of a person under house arrest. (A: Itís already here for a lot of people.)
Nothing will be hidden anymore. (A: Thatís not true because he and his own class, you see, even now are pretty well hidden. You donít find them. You find what THEY put out on Wikipedia, but you canít find anything else out. And they actually passed a law, years back, to do with ďvery important people,Ē VIPs, you see.) Discretion, hitherto a condition of social life, will no longer have a reason for being. Everyone will know everything about everybody. (A: Well actually we canít know about the Masters, you see. Itís already here.) and we shall evolve in the direction of less guilt and more tolerance. Forgetfulness was yesterday tinged with remorse, but tomorrow transparency will encourage us to do without it. Curiosity, based on a culture of secrecy, will also disappear Ė to the dismay of scandal sheets. Celebrity will go the same way.
A little later, around 2050, the market will no longer be satisfied with organizing long-distance surveillance: mass-produced objects will allow everyone to monitor his own compliance with the norm (A: So everything that you purchase will be monitoring your compliance with the new social norms, work norms, all the norms that are given for you.) and self-surveillance will appear. Machines will permit everyone, public or private, to monitor his own consumption of energy (A: Thatís your smart meter, for instance; thatís an example of it; itís already here.), water, raw materials and so forth, while other machines will offer self-surveillance of his or her savings and inheritance. These machines will also help save time for living. Already the mirror, scales and thermometer, alcohol tests, pregnancy tests, electrocardiograms, and countless sensors are measuring parameters, comparing... the test results to the world. New technologies will arise to multiply these portable means of surveillance. Computers will be integrated into clothing by nano fibers (A: Thatís already here.) and will miniaturize still further the bodyís self-monitors. Electronic bugs worn subcutaneously (A: under your skin...) will ceaselessly register your heartrate, blood pressure and cholesterol. Microprocessors connected to various organs will watch their functioning as compared to the norms. (A: Now, you see, you are stock. Youíre owned. Youíre owned. Youíre farmed, technically. Youíre the first animal that will be allowed to monitor itself, and say, okay Iíve got too much cholesterol, I better cut back on that or the insurance company isnít going to be very happy. Youíll get penalized. This is what heís talking about here. This was already planned and discussed at the top meetings that Jacques Attali attends.) Miniature cameras, electronic sensors, biomarkers, nanomotors, and nanotubes, (microscopic sensors that can be introduced into the pulmonary alveoli or the bloodstream) will give everyone the opportunity to measure, permanently or periodically, the parameters of his own body.
On matters of education and information, we shall see the appearance of self-surveillance instruments and software for monitoring compliance with the norms related to knowledge. They will organize verification of acquaintances. The nomadic ubiquity of information will become the permanent monitor for knowledge. (A: You understand too, they also want to know all your friends and what theyíre into. And if you start palling around with someone they donít like, who isnít following the norms, then youíll get a warning. This is total control, folks. But thereís no hype about it or yelling... Itís just fact, thatís all it is. Back with more after this break.)
Hi folks, Iím Alan Watt, weíre Cutting Through The Matrix, talking about this system thatís already coming into play Ė a lot of itís already here in its early phases Ė and how itís all planned to go. And it is planned to go this way by, well, the Masters of the world. But he says, Jacques Attali saysÖ
For a little longer, only doctors and teachers (working together on production and testing of the self-surveillance devices) will be authorized to use them. Then these objects will be miniaturized, simplified, manufactured at extremely low cost, and made available to all, despite the stern opposition of the experts with whom theyíll enter into competition. Surveillance will be nomadic and ubiquitous. (A: Itís all pervasive in other words; you canít get away from it.) Everyone will return with passion (A: ...everyone will return with passion...) to these instruments. (A: Think about today, they canítÖ Have you seen people sitting waiting for something and thereís nothing to do, they just sit and stare at their little phone there, stare at it. Nothingís happening but they stare at it, just in case someone phones them or something.) Everyone will return with passion to these instruments. Fear of physical deterioration (A: And what a great con that will be, everybody will be made into hypochondriacs, and they all got to get the latest and so on, to measure their own bodily functions, eh. ...In case somethingís wrong, just in case, you know.) and of ignorance, growing familiarity with nomadic objects, mistrust of the medical and educational guilds, and faith in technological infallibility will open in enormous markets for this very variegated spectrum of devices. Bent on establishing continual adjustments to the premiums on evaluation of the risks run by each of their clients, insurance companies will urge them to participate in the markets. They will therefore insist their clients furnish proof that they use self-surveillance. (A: Thatís everything, bodily monitoring, your energy consumption, thatís everything.)
Practitioners will then find themselves a new niche for treating diseases that would not have been detected earlier, while teachers will become tutors to those singled out as refractory in the knowledge field. (A: Now, tutors and teachers are awfully, awfully important right now because theyíre part of creating the new norms; thatís why theyíre paid so much money. They must be prostitutes basically and push the new norms. And Iíve talked to teachers who know what theyíre pushing, especially in the sexual fields, to children. Because they really have to destroy the family unit and all the stuff that would fight this incoming system. And theyíve done a good job with it so far anyway. So they know. And theyíve got to get paid an awful lot of money to push the next part and the next part and all the technologies too.)
Once again collective services (this time state run) will become mass-produced industrial products. Everything put in place over the last several decades will meet a triumphant conclusion. Everyone will now have become his own prison guard. (A: Isnít that nice, folks? Because youíll watch what you say, what you do and how you act, and how you consume and everything else.) And at the same time, individual freedom will have reached the mountaintop Ė at least in the imagination, by the use of new nomadic objects. (A: And I can see that will happen too, you can go virtually, virtually, you know, almost anywhere.)
Beyond the self-monitors will come (and are already coming) self-repairs, making it possible to correct mistakes detected by the self-monitors. One of the early forms of the self-repair will have been in the makeup, beauty, fashion, fitness and cosmetic surgery industries. The aging of the world will create greater need for them. It will begin with the integration of self-repair equipment into artificial systems such as machines, bridges, buildings, cars, household equipment, and nomadic objects. Then microprocessors (first built with organic materials and later from biomaterials) will focus on repairing bodies. (A: And if you canít afford it, folks, and youíve been bad with the new normals and your premiums go up, well you canít afford it, well youíll just die, you see; no one will touch you. Beautiful future... He thinks so. Heís one of the guys who helped plan it all.)
From Hamish and myself from Ontario, Canada, itís good night and may your God or your Gods GO with you.